Distribution of data points

Easy way to make bullet charts and boxplots in Excel

[Update: I wrote a tutorial on how to make bullet charts] I am sure I'm missing something here, but I don't understand why making bullet charts and boxplots have to be so overly complex in Excel. Instead of messing around with bars and scales and secondary axes, a 1D scatterplot can be used to make both charts. I've been using [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|10 Chart types for distributions, Tutorials|8 Comments

Inconsequential Foreplay

Nathan discusses this chart. He says: I know a lot of you don't like bubbles in your viz, but this one works for me. Jon Peltier, in the comments, argues that: Sets of bars would have been more effective. Tim adds the definitive argument: “Always using bar charts is like always using missionary position. It might be more practical, but [...]

By | May 17th, 2009|10 Chart types for distributions, Design|2 Comments